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, or tax cuts for the rich, slashing government, slashing help for precisely those who need it, slashing government's role in infrastructure, in science and technology, would take us so far away from what we need, i wish president obama had the revenues to do more, but it is the republican side that is blocking that because that party has one idea only. and that is to cut taxes for the rich. we have this multi-brazilian there running for office. his money is in the cayman island. he pays 13% in taxes. he says the most important thing is to cut the tax rates at the top for the. it is mind-boggling that we have this kind of blatant candidacy. people are hurting, people are upset. that is why this weirdness even has a choice. but it would take as exactly in the wrong direction. president obama could have done more and would have done more if the republican opposition had not blocked the end of the bush era tax cuts for the rich, for example. so romney is in quite a position to be blaming president obama for that when it is exactly this side that has made the kind of recovery we need so flee
administration did more than just deregulation. they lowered the taxes on the top. one of the things to remember, several decades after world war ii were decades in which the country grew much faster than it did in the decades after 1980. and the country grew together. every group grew but the bottom grew more than the top. so we-- we grew together. after 1980, we grew most slowly and we grew apart. one of the things is we lowered the tax rates on the top. that increased the divide. and the other one is we deregulated, particularly in the financial sector, continued under clinton, under bush. >> rose: where you were the chairman of the council of economic -- >> i opposed those deregulation movements. but this deregulation allowed the banks more scope for moving money from the bottom, all those kind of predatory lending and kinds of practices that we saw. move the money from the bottom to the top. and if you look disproportionately large number of people at the top, in that 1% are from the financial sector. as a teacher, i see it in a slightly different way. i see a disproportionately large numbe
defending his own. ice going to have problems the next couple days on taxes however because he is proposing a $6 trillion tax cut and he hasn't said how he'll pay for it. but he still i thought did very well on most counts tonight. barack obama surprised me. i wouldn't call him he was passive tonight. he seemed to pull back a little bit on dodd-frank and preexisting conditions and loopholes. he had a good line but didn't quite deliver it with any kind of sharpness. never mentioned 47%, never mentioned bain, never mentioned massachusetts jobs. i'm a democrat, the consolation i have is i've got about 17 tweets tonight with people saying they thought it was boring. most americans think that and secondly debates rarely change the outcome. >> rose: mike murphy, what do you think. >> i think romney did win tonight but i think he won something bigger than one debate. he had a campaign that was in trouble and with this debate, i think he broke through kind of the stage villain persona that the negative advertising accredited around him. now he's going to get what he really needs to take the race b
directly affects our taxes, schools, roads, the quality of our air and water -- even our right to vote. politicians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized, camouflaged way, covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public. this is the story of how and why it worked. our report was many months in the making. it's a collaboration between tom casciato and kathleen hughes, the filmmakers at okapi productions and the schumann media center that i head. schumann supports independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy, whose investigators have been tracking the footprints of alec, an organization hiding in plain sight, yet one of the most influential and powerful in american politics. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i've often told people that i talk to out on the campaign trail when they say "state what?" when i say i'm running for the state legislature. i tell them that the decisions that are made here in the legislature are often more important for your everyday life than the decisio
. >> the average person making $3 million is getting a $250,000 tax break while middle-class families are burdened further. that is not what i believe is a recipe for economic growth. >> we clearly are in a crisis. people are losing their jobs, homes, decent wages, affordable health care and higher education. our civil liberties are under attack. the wealthy few are making out better than ever. >> this is also about whether our nation continues down the road toward totalitarianism. >> sound unfamiliar? as president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first time, we break the sound barrier by expanding the debate in real time to include two candidates shut out of the major political parties. the green party's jill stein and the justice party's rocky anderson. expanding the debate. this is what democracy sounds like. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are on the road in denver, colorado. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in denver wednesday night in the first of three presiden
he ran four years ago, a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> romney kept attacking o mode instructions. obama some times had trouble getting a word in. many u.s. media analysts say romney had a belttter performan. the candidates have two more debates they have five weeks to win over undecided voters. turkish forces have fired artillery shells across the border into syria. they're retaliating for syrian mortars that landed in southern turkey. it killed five people including a woman and her three children. the mortar landed in the turkish town of akcakale. they have warned of prompt action if their security was threatened again. turkey has provided support for the opposition free syrian army and the turkish military has been building up tanks. turkey has provided support for the opposition for syrian army and turkish military commanders have been building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. >>> u.s. secretary of hillary clinton has condemned syria f
will do it, is cut these deductions and name them for you and we will do this and going to get that tax cut and encourage small business and we are going to have a real reagan round of reagan activity, the public may say yes, i don't think he is there yet and done that and hasn't sold the deal yet. >> rose: but he scored points last night by constantly referring to the middle class and small business. that was brilliant. >> because he took his business background, which has been a mixed blessing at best and turned it into economics, he kept saying small business, small business, small business, you have to avoid the tax increase that affects small business, et cetera, et cetera and he kept saying businesses. >> that's where the jobs are so he translated business into a good thing and a way to get us out of this economic dull drums, i thought that was doll drums, .. i thought that was masterful too. >> i think obama has tried to rejoin the world, he tried to keep us from being the cowboy in the world and recognize when you go into a war, whatever act of war you commit, whether going into
of failure. this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how can they justify raising taxes on the middle class? the middle-class has been buried last four years. how, in lord's name, can they justify raising taxes? >> vice-president biden today said that the middle-class over the last of we or years has been buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging, which means we have to collect mitt romney as president of the united states. >> meanwhile, paul ryan has appeared in videos online. in a speech delivered last november, he said 30% of americans want to live off the government. today, 70% of americans get more benefit from the federal government and a payback in taxes. you could argue we are already passed a tipping point. the good news is, survey after survey, poll after poll, still shows we are a center-right country. 70% of americans won the american dream. only 30% want the welfare state. what that tells us is, at least half of those people currently in that category are there not of their wish or will. >> new video has surfaced of embattled missouri congressmember and republi
the president's policies and middle-income americans have been crushed. >> the president counterpunched on tax and spending, insisting romney would serve only the wealthiest americans. >> budgets reflect choices. we will have to make decisions. if we are asking for no revenue, then that means we have to get rid of a whole bunch of stuff and the magnitude of the tax cuts you are talking about, governor, would result in severe hardship for people, but more importantly, it would not help us grow. >> for much of the debate it was a talented who appeared more relaxed, more animated, even when cut short by the moderator. >> we are way over our first 15 minutes. >> the smile of a man enjoying himself. and then helped year, the president owes its signature a form which mitt romney wants to undo. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion if fighting for obamacare for two years instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >>
- american voters. to have to make sure that everyone has access to this i.d. you look at taxes, for example, a state that passed a strict law and has been blocked by federal court for violating the voting rights act. one of the reasons that law was blocked was to get the so-called free i.d. that you need to cast a ballot, you need to have an underlying document like a . took it which costs money to obtain. it costs $22 and texas. that is otherwise known as a poll tax, during the jim crow era. in texas, only 81 of 254 counties in texas have a dmv. if you cannot have idea and you live and accounting without i.d., how are you supposed to get to an office in texas to be able to get an i.d.? there are a lot of problems in practicalities obtain this i.d. you have states that are rushing to implement these laws and are implementing them in 2012. you have a lot of commissions, the carter-baker commission after the 2000 election that says that need to wake two election cycles to implement this idea to make sure everything happens. the last thing i would say is of a vote is not like getting on an air
the cuts in terms of social services, health services, double cups of the rest of spain and double taxes. that is a really big imbalance. we must solve that. >> catalonia has a powerful hand to play -- it is the industrial powerhouse, rich, a kind of spanish germany. until now, nationalist politicians have played that hand to get concessions from madrid, but madrid now can only offer austerity and has repeatedly denied the region's attempts to gain more autonomy. >> we have the political power, but barcelona had the economic power, and now, we are trying in a very clear way to concentrate economic and political power. >> the catalan government now wants an independence referendum legal or otherwise. >> if the legal process does not run good enough, we will not stop. >> you will have a referendum? >> it is impossible to avoid it. >> if they ever do become a country, they will have no trouble forming a football team. at this soccer bar on tuesday night, there were no doubts about what is changing. >> i feel absolutely catalan. >> two or three years ago, people would say that independence t
them to pursue certain areas like i'm a tax person and a lot of women don't go into the field of tax. so i think it's a whole bunch of issue that is you have to address. certainly we reaching back out and saying i made it so what can i do to help you? it's certainly part of that process. >> or just teaching women to be more aggressive, to be more self congratulatory as a lot of men are. these characteristics that young women just haven't learned yet how to bargain, how to push, how to show themselves, is that part of it? >> the other aspect of this dentate that there were a lot of men trying to justify the discrepancy because of the abilities. women were less skillful in terms of math and sciences and now we see that the problem is the bias of the people doing the hiring. >> including the women. behind the headlines: a new study on bpa - a plastic additive found in some food packaging and many consumer goods. this week researchers reported more compelling evidence that bpa can disrupt women's reproductive system, alter chromosomes and cause birth defects. earlier this year another st
was denied the right of appeal based on a tax find imposed on his company. 30 years ago, left and in general [unintelligible] himself a sikh led a high- profile operation against militants. sunday, he was stabbed in the neck by four men with long beards. the president of columbia has prostate cancer and will have surgery on wednesday. he says he will not take a leave of absence from his duties as head of state. police in hong kong have arrested six crewmembers and the incident happened near the island of lombok. the boat sank within minutes of the collision. >> the search and recovery operation continues after hong kong suffered one of their worst public transport disasters in recent memory. this is all that is left of the passenger vessel. the owner was not on board, but the employees were on the company out in to watch for -- fireworks when it collided with another boat. 120 people were on board when it sank. dozens did not survive. the government claimed that numerous obstacles were what prevented the passengers from escaping safely. survivors have been taken to hospitals across hong kong
' tax-exempt status. according to a recent survey by the christian polling organization lifeway, 87% of pastors believe pastors should refrain from making political endorsements. the survey included both evangelical and mainline clergy. >>> the supreme court opened its new term on monday and a majority of the justices -- six of the nine -- attended the annual red mass, held the sunday before at st. matthew's cathedral in washington. at the annual event, catholic leaders encourage the justices to draw wisdom from their faith as they make their decisions. the court is set to tackle controversial issues once again this term, including a case involving affirmative action at the university of texas. many religious groups are anxious to see if the court will also agree to hear arguments on same-sex marriage. >>> a leading opponent of same-sex marriage, catholic bishop salvatore cordileone, has been elevated to archbishop of san francisco. cordileone was formally installed in a ceremony on thursday. in the past, the archbishop said catholics who support same-sex marriage should not receive
expire and the price comes down and then consumers who by the way, through their taxes, are supporting a lot of the basic research that goes into this drug development, they have a right to get access to those drugs at a price they can afford. >> i know. but the brand -- if i were the ceo of a brand company i would think a lot of these generic companies are paracytic. now that's a tough word to use in regards to generics but they poach on what we have produced. right? and we run the risk. we get the down on this before we let you go vicki? >> let's take a look at this in comparison to other markets. let's look at all technologies and how price comes down. think about the price of a personal computer compared with the price of a computer today or the price of a dvd player. or even mp-3 player. somebody develops the technology. other people come along, use it and it's time to buy, they can make the product cheaper and that's real what he we are doing here. in many ways the brand name drug manufacturers are luckier. because they have a legislatively protected lot of contho >>> isn't it co
graduates to work for chinese companies, and, research institutions. it offers them tax incentives if they start a business in china. they also receive tial shall f incentives for doing government research. thank you very much. >> announcer: people in japan's northeast are focused on overcoupling the challenges of the 2011 disaster. but of it won't be easy. they have to rebuild homes, businesses, entire communities. we'll show you their struggles and their successes on the "road ahead." every wednesday, 1:00 p.m., japan time here on "newsline." >>> japanese researchers will begin a survey of radioactive fallout in forests in fukushima. they hope to find out the potential impact on people. researchers from the japan atomic energy agency plan to begin their survey later this month. they will study forests within 20 kilometer thousands of the fukushima plant. the government has designated most area as a no entry zone. researchers will look at rivers that collect spring water from underground. they will measure the levels of radioactive material and other substances in soil and waumen
young people to pay the taxes? some economists here are calling it a financial catastrophe in the making. >> that was rupert hayes in tokyo. we will have more on this, but the way, in a moment, but let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today. nato has been concerned that three of their troops have been killed in afghanistan. the device is believed to be -- believed to have been detonated, killing an interpreter as well. the japanese prime minister has appointed a popular foreign minister to his cabinet. the appointment is being seen as an attempt to improve relationships with beijing after a period of high tension over disputed islands in the east china sea. 20 years in prison on charges of setting rebellion, human rights groups have condemned the conviction, saying that it is part of a continued campaign against government critics. the prime minister demanded in june that the journalist be arrested for allegedly plot to overthrow the state. tops go back now to our story of the aging population and the challenges of that across the world. our in
-term as your administration has shown with its payroll tax cuts, in 2010, look there is no question this made a difference in the ux, is economy you are having an argument why is the 1.7, 1.9 percent not higher? but actually, i can tell you from the uk where we have got negative growth it could be much lower. and that is why the cyclical problem of low demand has to be addressed on austerity can't do that, but that is not an excuse for a p after striding the structural issues the western economies are creating which above all is about innovation. >> but are they basic issues about spending that have to be addressed as well? >> yes. >> and where is significant efficiencies brought to bear in governance? where does that become -- which is a good idea, when does that become austerity? >> well -- >> reforming the state is essential, there was a financial crisis in 2008, but we, and i am on the left of politics, we stand, we should stand for reforming the state to meet modern needs as well as reforming the markets to make sure it doesn't crash, and it is about efficiency. >> and market education
his opponent during a rally in denver, accusing romney of backtracking over tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [laughter] but it could not have been in romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. the fellow on stage last not said he did not know anything about that. >> mitt romney tried to capitalize on his high marks from the debate as he campaigned in the swing state of virginia. some critics noted obama fell to ask from the about his famous 47% comment that nearly half of americans believe they are victims entitled to government support. during a fox news appearance thursday night, sean hannity asked romney how he would have responded if obama had brought it up. >> clearly, in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you say something that does not come out right. i said something that was completely wrong in this case. i absolutely belie
the act constitutional under the government cost taxing powers. many were surprised, many expected the court to rule health care unconstitutional. so i think to most of us it was gratifying position, but at the same time, there were elements that more recent, particularly, language in the opinion that essentially said this chief justice, along with a majority, would have found the act unconstitutional under the commerce clause. why that is important is because so much of the foundation of progressive reform in this country, going back to the new deal, is based on the commerce clause. so there are ominous signs for the future, and we have no idea what will happen, but obviously, this was a very smart move by the chief justice. he essentially took an issue of the supreme court out of the election. as many have said, he preserved his judicial legacy on that court. >> let's turn to that case, that the supreme court heard in its last session. early this year, upholding the affordable care act. the president addressed the nation shortly after. said, he preserved his judicial legacy on th
different questions. and obviously a little more personals on taxes and promise the. >> yeah. you have been a team now for 25 years. >> right. >> the most successful team, i would say, since huntly brinkley whom you don't remember. i g-running team. very successful. what's next for you as journalists? >> i think that making that transition into english language and being able to reach all audiences and what i mean is not only hispanics that speak english but all audiences, to understand who we are. i think to elevate the position of latinos in this country and the role of latinos in this society is something that we sort of take on as a mission. >> to stay relevant it's very challenging right now to stay relevant when you have the internet, when you have social media. it's very difficult that your voice stays relevant and nothing gets lost among the noise. i think that's one of the most important things. and finally it has to do with trust. after 25 or 30 years if we say something and people trust what we say, that's the best a zblard maria and george, this has been a pleasure. >> thank you
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